If you or someone you know has suffered from any type of injury, whether it be work related or occurring on your own time, the first order of business is to make sure that you receive the proper medical care, to assure a quick and speedy recovery whenever possible. As this is your first priority it is our first priority for you. The seasoned doctors that we can recommend have shown through their work with the hundreds of people we have directed to them, that proper and immediate medical intervention can make the difference between a lengthy and unfortunately not always complete recovery versus an expeditious and complete recovery. Once such care has been arranged for, our next priority is too make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries. Though often times damages at law, which is the recovery of money for your injuries, seems woefully inadequate for what you have been through, it is often all that we can offer after the best medical care possible. You should be compensated for your unrecovered medical bills, your loss of earnings and the pain and suffering that not only you have experienced but your loving family as well. Let SWC, (Scott W. Cooper) Esq. help make sure that you receive the TLC (Timely & Large Compensation) that you are entitled too.
Auto accidents are not always as clear as the police or insurance companies would lead you to believe. Even when it is blatantly evident that the car that rear ended you was following to close, you need to protect your rights! Often the police report, that you have answered honestly, is turned around and used against you, even if you were the aggrieved party. Or the attitude of your insurance company, leading you to believe that the only thing that will happen when you file a claim is an increase in your premiums, rather than you being properly compensated and defended by the very company you have been paying those exorbitant premiums to all these years. This is not even scratching the surface of how you are often treated by the “other” driver’s insurance company. Auto accidents also take on a special quality as to the type of personal injury claim that you can make. Often, it is not good enough for you to have suffered what you subjectively and truly feel are substantial injuries and/or the inability to go about your “normal” routine for an extended period of time. You must also meet a “threshold” of injuries, the definition of which has been interpreted over and over again by the NY state courts. Add to this insurance companies who refuse to recognize injuries of any significant level and you are often left without a fighting chance. Rather than visiting the attorney that sees you as another number, come to our offices. An objective evaluation, if not even the final evaluation, is always available to you free of charge at our offices, your home or at the facility you might unfortunately currently be at.
It is always best to start planning for this unfortunate certainty before it is, in any way, an imminent matter. First, some planning can take years to implement. In addition, the emotional component of this area of the law is such that it is best handled when there is no sense of urgency. There are, however, some very creative formulas that can be implemented in the area of wills and estate planning in situations where time is of the essence. Whether it be a simple will or one that involves insurance and other trusts, we are here to serve, assist and help you. There are other documents that are just as, if not more, important than the will document itself. One of these is the living will which reflects your wishes as to what type of health care and extreme measures should be invoked if you are in the unfortunate position of being unable to decide these issues for yourself. Another “advanced directive document”, as these types of documents are called, is the Health Care Proxy. This document gives you the opportunity to appoint another to make health care decisions for you, if you should become unable, and an issue arises which your living will does not address. This is important because no matter how detailed a living will is it cannot account for every eventuality. Finally, there is a Power of Attorney which in essence gives another individual the right to sign documents on your behalf under special or all circumstances. There are many, many facets to limit the circumstances under which such Power of Attorney can be used, and by whom, as tremendous power over your assets can be taken with such a document.